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Thomas Gregory Haren

Thomas Haren’s Legal Guides

9 total

  • Arrested for DUI? Here’s What You Need To Know About DUI Sobriety Checkpoints

    This was published on the Haren Law, LLC blog: Many people are curious about the legality of sobriety checkpoints, where the police randomly stop vehicles to check if drivers are intoxicated. This has long been debated under the Fourth Amendments prohibition on unreasonable sear...

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  • Charged with a Second DUI in Six Years? Here’s What You Need to Know.

    If youve been charged with a 2nd DUI in 6 years, the penalties can be much more serious than a first-time DUI charge. If you have a high-tier test result (above a .17 BAC reading), or if you refused your breath test this time and also have a prior DUI in the last 20 years, then t...

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  • First Time DUI? Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Charge.

    A first time DUI/OVI charge in Ohio is generally a misdemeanor of the first degree. The penalties can be harsh. You may receive several months of probation, community service, ignition interlock device installation, drivers license suspension and/or increased automobile insurance...

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  • The Supreme Court and Warrantless Wiretapping

    IntroductionThe case was United States v. Jones, (full opinion here) and -- make no mistake -- it was a huge victory for privacy advocates and civil libertarians. The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's holding that warrantless GPS tracking of a person's car violates the 4th...

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  • When is there Probable Cause to Arrest for a DUI?

    This is re-posted from the Haren Law, LLC website: Lawyers are always talking about "probable cause." You may be wondering exactly what that phrase means, or where it comes from. I'd like to write about probable cause, and specifically how it applies to DUI or OVI charges. Of co...

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  • Violent Crimes in Ohio

    Convictions based on violent offenses can carry some of the harshest penalties under Ohio law. For this reason, it is imperative to consult with a criminal defense attorney at the earliest stage of the prosecution or investigation. The penalties for these crimes range from light ...

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  • Sex Offenses in Ohio

    This is a re-post from the Haren Law, LLC website: Being charged with a computer sex crime in Ohio can be devastating to the alleged offender and his or her family. It can often feel like the presumption of innocence has been reversed and you or your loved one is now presumed gui...

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  • Theft Offenses in Ohio

    The following guide is re-posted from the Haren Law, LLC website: Convictions based on theft offenses can carry some harsh penalties under Ohio law. For this reason, it is imperative to consult with a criminal defense attorney at the earliest stage of the prosecution or investiga...

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  • A Primer on Traffic Stop Searches

    This guide is re-posted from the Haren Law, LLC website: The Fourth Amendment protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures. The police can only search a vehicle at a traffic stop under certain circumstances. In order for a police officer to search a vehicle, he nee...

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